Video: Steve Earle & Bob Weir at Haight Street Art Center

We had a truly special night with Steve Earle who was unexpectedly joined by Bob Weir at the Haight St Art Center in a benefit for the Blue Bear School of Music played a couple of songs by himself including “Copperhead Road” and then Bob Weir joined him for a few tunes that ended with the Grateful Dead’s “I Know You Rider.” Awesome!

Litquake Event Tues 10/10 Swedish American Hall: A State of Mind: Contemporary Writing from Ireland

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We’re delighted to be hosting A State of Mind: Contemporary Writing from Ireland as part of Litquake at the Swedish American Hall on Tuesday October 10th from 7-9pm

Co-presented by Irish Culture Bay Area

“Irish? In truth I would not want to be anything else. It is a state of mind as well as an actual country.”—Edna O’Brien. Litquake presents this rare evening of contemporary poets and fiction writers direct from Ireland. With Caroline Bracken, Stephen Connolly, and Stephen Sexton. Emceed by the longtime radio team of Renee Richardson and “Irish Greg” McQuaid, co-hosts of Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP podcast. With live music from Eoin Harrington and Irish rappers South Centra. Includes hosted wine bar and beer from 21st Amendment. $15 adv / door. Tickets HERE

Xmas in October TV Taping: The Sam Chase, Matt Jaffe, Rabbit Quinn


We are thrilled to be hosting the music portion of Soundwaves TV Xmas TV special. That’s right, it’s Christmas in October at Longboard Margarita Bar in Pacifica on Saturday October 21st from 2-4pm. As usual, the event is FREE and stars three of our favorite local artists, all performing solo:The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, Matt Jaffe & The Distractions andRabbit Quinn. Dress in your favorite ugly Holiday sweater and we’ll see you then! RSVP here

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode 23: 1st Anniversary Party w/ Chuck Prophet & Francesca Lee

We can’t believe we’ve been doing this a year and appreciate you listening and coming out to our shows. We’ve laughed and we’ve cried with Steve Poltz, Nicki Bluhm, Jonathan Richman, Jerry Harrison, Dave Eggers, John Wesley Harding and so many others. THANK YOU ALL!

To celebrate our anniversary we were joined again by our first ever guest Chuck Prophet along with Dawn Holliday from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and the whole thing got started with Francesca Lee and her beautiful voice.

Thanks to our sponsors that make the whole thing possible Amado’sand 21st Amendment Brewery. All to benefit Blue Bear School of Music 

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #22: The Welcome Matt, Jack Boulware, Amie Penwell

Another night of great music, fun conversation and a bunch of great Bay Area folks trying to make sense of this crazy world. Thanks to the Welcome Matt, Jack Boulware and Amie Penwell for bringing your positive energy when we need it most. Check our facebook page for videos featuring awesome modern dancers accompanying the tunes.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #21: Dog Dance Party w/ Dick Bright & the Rubinoos

We spent a wonderful afternoon at Blue Bear School of Music with a bunch of adorable pooches for our first annual Dog Dance Party with Dick Bright and the Rubinoos performing songs from Canine Classics. Humans and dogs alike were serenaded with tunes like “Puppy Love”, “Fly Like a Beagle” and “S-P-C-A”.

Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP! Episode #20: Jerry Day w/ Grahame Lesh, Dennis McNally & David Gans

With Jerry Day approaching August 6th we got Grahame Lesh of Midnight North, David Gans of the Grateful Dead Hour and longtime Dead publicist Dennis McNally together to celebrate. Please enjoy an hour and a half of blissful tunes, wonderful conversation and good laughs too.

Thanks for your continued support and of course we appreciate our sponsors 21st Amendment, Blue Bear School of Music and our lovely venue Amado’s 998 Valencia.